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Is it possible to have a tubal ligation or an oophorectomy without having children?

Is it possible to have a tubal ligation or an oophorectomy without having children?

Yes.: A tubal ligation, having your "tubes tied, " is a permanent method of birth control. It is possible to have the procedure done without having children, as long as you do not desire future children. An oophorectomy, having your ovaries removed, is also possible without having children. However, ovaries are not typically removed unless there is some disease process affecting them. ...Read more

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How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

Different ways: Hysterectomy refers to the uterus and oophorectomy refers to the ovary. They can be removed at the same time vaginally, abdominally, or laparoscopically. Which method is used is determined by your history, condition, and the surgeon's experience. ...Read more

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What are the indications for salphingo oophorectomy?

What are the indications for salphingo oophorectomy?

Many: This means removing the fallopian tube and ovary. For ovarian cyst or mass on one side, the tube and ovary may be removed. In menopause, if having a hysterectomy, we often recommend removing both fallopian tubes and ovaries as they can both cause dangerous cancers that are hard to detect until it is too late. Tube and ovary are sometimes removed due to infection. Certainly cancer requires remova. ...Read more

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How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

Partial?: There is no such thing as a partial bilateral oophorectomy. A bilateral oophorectomy may take as little as an hour or longer if there is scar tissue to work around. ...Read more

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Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Hormone changes: The body will ultimately adjust to the changes in hormone production following unilateral removal of an ovary, but I have seen many patients have temporary menopausal symptoms (including mood changes) after unilateral oophorectomy. ...Read more

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When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

Family history: Women who are brca 1 or 2 positive are definitely candidates for preventative or risk reducing surgery including removal of tubes and ovaries. Brca negative women with a family history of ovarian cancer can also be offered risk reducing surgery. Their lifetime risk can range from about 4-11% and their are no good screening tests available. ...Read more

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Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

1 to 2 weeks: A prophylactic oophorectomy done by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery should require no more than 1 to 2 weeks before you can be back to your normal energy levels and most normal activities. Heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and sex are the only activities that should be deferred for 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

It depends.: Once you have had your children, you can theoretically have a hysterectomy. However, most patients will wait until they have symptoms, and the younger you are, the more sever your symptoms would have to be to warrant major abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?

How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?

Risk vs. Benefit: If you are at high risk of ovarian cancer, such as carriers of a brca or lynch mutation, or women whose mothers have ovarian cancer, the surgery is your best risk reducer. If you are at average risk of ovarian cancer and having a hysterectomy, the risks of estrogen deprivation in premenopausal women must be carefully weighed. Most postmenopausal women have more benefits than risk with bso. ...Read more

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What age is it recommended to have preventative oophorectomy?

What age is it recommended to have preventative oophorectomy?

Depends: There actually is no recommendation to have a preventive oophorectomy. However, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer, personal history of breast cancer, or are about to undergo hysterectomy for other reasons, that is a question to consider. If you are merely undergoing hysterectomy for benign reasons, it is not recommended under the age of 60. ...Read more